About

Sam Douglas with Otterburn Youth Group, Sept 2019
Megan Randall. Untitled. 2018. Porcelain, found wooden drawer

VARC was set up in 2000 it has offered long term (up to twelve months) residencies to artists. In these instances each resident artist develops a body of work for exhibition at the end of the residency and engages with individuals and groups from the area and further afield through workshops, open studio days, artists’ talks and other events. You can see the work of the previous VARC artists here.

The current artist in residence is Sam Douglas who will be with us for ten months until April 2020. Sam is the first of 6 artists to form part of the two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. More information found here.

All residencies are advertised, promoted and open to all artists. Follow us on social media or keep and eye on our news feed to be the first to hear about future opportunities.